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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

08 Sep 2017

Diack's son calls corruption allegations the biggest lie in sport

DAKAR Papa Massata Diack has described accusations he was part of a large corruption racket involved in determining the location of the Olympic games as the biggest lie in the history of world sport.

30 Jul 2017

Senegal parliamentary elections marred by voting problems

DAKAR At least hundreds of Senegalese voters were prevented from casting their ballots in parliamentary elections on Sunday because of delays in issuing identity cards, voters and officials said.

27 Apr 2017

Court upholds life sentence for former Chad ruler Habre

DAKAR A special tribunal upheld the life sentence for Chad's former President Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the final decision of a landmark case, a judge presiding over the court in Senegal said on Thursday.

22 Jan 2017

Gambians celebrate as West African troops enter capital after Jammeh flees

BANJUL/DAKAR Gambians celebrated in the streets on Sunday after a West African regional military force entered the capital city of Banjul and took control of the presidential palace, the symbolic seat of ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh's 22-year authoritarian regime. | Video

22 Jan 2017

No immunity deal agreed for Gambia's Jammeh, Senegal minister says

DAKAR/BANJUL West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday.

22 Jan 2017

No immunity deal agreed for Gambia's Jammeh, Senegal minister says

DAKAR/BANJUL, Jan 22 West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday.

12 Sep 2016

Mobile money shakes up sheep trade in Senegal's Muslim feast

DAKAR Sheep are a hot commodity in Senegal leading up to the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, when each family traditionally slaughters a ram for a feast that has become a boomtime for traders who often travel hundreds of miles to sell their livestock.

24 Jun 2016

Senegal ex-president's son jailed for corruption released: government

DAKAR Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president, was released from prison after being granted a presidential pardon, a spokesman for President Macky Sall and Wade's lawyer said on Friday.

30 May 2016

Chad's ex-leader Habre, Cold War-era ally of West, gets life in prison for atrocities

DAKAR Former Chad president Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule.

20 Mar 2016

Senegal votes in referendum seen as test of president's popularity

DAKAR Senegal held a referendum on Sunday, seen as a test of President Macky Sall's popularity, that could usher in major constitutional reform but which critics say falls short of his election promises.

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